Advertisement
Legal Dictionary

deponent

Legal Definition of deponent

Noun

  1. One who gives sworn testimony, especially in writing.
  2. A person who gives a deposition.

Definition of deponent

Etymology

    From Latin dēpōnēns ("laying aside"), the present active participle of dēpōnō ("lay aside"), from de- + pōnō ("put, place").

Adjective

deponent (not comparable)

  1. (of a Latin verb) Having passive form (that is, conjugating like the passive voice), but an active meaning. (Such verbs, originally reflexive, are considered to have laid aside their passive meanings.) Examples include sequor and loquor (confer the category of Latin deponent verbs)

Noun

deponent (plural deponents)

  1. (law) A witness; especially one who gives information under oath, in a deposition concerning facts known to him or her.
  2. A deponent verb.

Related terms

See also

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



SHARE THIS PAGE


TOP LEGAL TERMS THIS WEEK
1.     AORO
2.     Miranda warning
3.     adjudication order
4.     common law
5.     lex patriae
6.     appellant
7.     desponent
8.     stare decisis
9.     tenancy in common
10.     deponent